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Farnese Diadumenos



Diadumenos Farnese – buy male statue as replica

Diadumenos (“diadem wearer”) or Anadumenos (“the one who puts on the headband”) is the name given to a type of statue that is preserved in several marble copies from the Roman period and in its most famous form goes back to the original of a bronze statue by Polyklet, a sculptor of the 5th century BC. However, the motif as such was not invented by Polyklet, but has predecessors in early classical images of athletes and was also repeatedly adapted by later sculptors and arch- casters. Other “Diadumenos” statues are known as Roman marble copies by Phidias, Lysippos and Skopas.
The Diadumenos statue offered in our online shop is based on the plaster cast (made in 1896) of a Roman Diadumenos marble statue from the 1st century BC based on the lost Greek bronze original by Polyklet. The Roman marble statue is now in the British Museum and originally came from the Farnese collection.
Together with the doryphoros (spearman), the diadumenos is one of the most famous figure types by the sculptor Polykleitos and forms a basic pattern of ancient Greek sculpture, all of which present strictly idealised depictions of young male athletes in a convincingly naturalistic manner.

The Diadumenos is the winner of an athletic competition, still naked after the contest and raising his arms to tie the diadem, a ribbon that characterises the winner and which was represented by a bronze ribbon in the bronze original from around 420 BC. The figure stands in contrapposto, his weight on his right foot, his left knee slightly bent and his head tilted slightly to the right, introverted and seemingly lost in thought.


Buy antique male statue as a bronze cast in museum quality

The male sculpture is produced as a bronze casting using the traditional lost wax technique. The basis for the negative mould required for this is a plaster cast of the Farnese original made in 1896.

Cast marble & marble sculpture from the sculptor

In addition to classic bronze casting, we also offer two other moulds for the statues shown in our online shop. Marble casting from powdered genuine white marble. And the new moulding of the statue by sculptors from a single block of white marble. If you are interested in such a mould, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to receiving your e-mail or phone call.

Patinating the statue

Patination marks the final step in the finishing process of a bronze statue. The patina simulates the natural oxidation process that causes the bronze to weather differently over time, depending on the environmental influences on the copper alloy. We have various patina recipes in our repertoire, including one that corresponds well to the patina of preserved antique bronze statues. We will be happy to provide you with samples of suitable patinas in advance.

Individualisation of the male replica statue

Every replica statue purchased from us is engraved in the base with a serial number, date of manufacture and our company logo. The base is also engraved with your name, lettering, the occasion of manufacture, your own company logo or additional engraving as required.

Your very personal legacy

Our life-size cast bronze replicas are therefore not only artistic replicas, but also timeless reminders that will preserve your legacy for generations to come. By engraving your name, the date and the occasion on the base, this statue becomes an everlasting symbol of your most personal life achievement, your significance in this world and your work there.

Memory cast in bronze in the radiant light of antiquity

Ancient Greek bronze statues and their masterfully crafted Roman marble replicas were the sensual and visual mirror of these two advanced civilisations for over a millennium. After their rediscovery during the Renaissance, these statues once again became world-famous and symbolised the emergence of modernity. The statue made for you and with your name as the donor will forever be a reminder of your personality and achievements in the ancient traditions of Delphi and Rome.

Locations for the installation of ancient statues & list of parks with ancient sculptures

Antique statues are hardly available in the original. Since their rediscovery in the Renaissance, expensive replicas have been made for castles, their parks and also for the mansions of the wealthy bourgeoisie. During this period, a canon for the installation and placement of these works of art was created that developed into modern times. Here you will find an overview of particularly beautiful locations for antique statues. We also offer you an overview of some publicly accessible gardens and parks, each of which has an impressive collection of ancient sculptures. With specific details of which statues can be seen where. Go travelling, let yourself be inspired!

Product details

Farnese Diadumenos
Item No.S26
MaterialBronze cast
dimension (height x width x depth)149 cm x 52 cm x 37 cm
What you receiveSingle piece, Bronze cast. The exact design details, measurements and weight as well as the structure and colour of the Bronze cast may vary.
DeliveryDelivered using our own van
Delivery ChargeFree delivery in England and Wales (except islands) and to a few EU countries. Click here for details.
Price incl. VAT£22,000.00